Sunday, February 15, 2015

2015 Book #14 –John Adams: The Man from Massachusetts

adamsMy second Presidential book. I could have read the popular John Adams book that became a TV show, but I went with a shorter one, John Adams: The Man from Massachusetts. This one is written as though it’s a conversation or letter from John Adams himself. His personality, taciturn, Yankee, stern, comes through. However not without some humor.

We learn he really liked being a landowner. He loves his wife, and valued his friendships with Jefferson and others, even though he was upset that he lost to Jefferson and was a one term President.

Certainly he was more influential than I thought at the beginning of the country and this overview didn’t give me enough information. I need to pick up another book on him.

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